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  • South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

      South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
    Associated Press

  • Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ferry that was carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, off South Korea's southern coast. Hundreds of people are missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

      Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ferry that was carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, off South Korea's southern coast. Hundreds of people are missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard rescue passengers from a ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.

      In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard rescue passengers from a ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by South Korean Navy via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this photo released by South Korean Navy via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • In this image made from video from South Korean Coast Guard, a passenger of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast is hoisted onto a Coast Guard helicopter off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this image made from video from South Korean Coast Guard, a passenger of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast is hoisted onto a Coast Guard helicopter off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, a ferry sinks in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

      In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, a ferry sinks in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.
    Associated Press

  • A rescued passenger from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, is carried by rescue teams on his arrival at Jindo port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after the ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, officials said.

      A rescued passenger from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, is carried by rescue teams on his arrival at Jindo port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after the ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, officials said.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by Jeollanamdo via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this photo released by Jeollanamdo via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • In this image taken from video from Mokpo Coast Guard, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this image taken from video from Mokpo Coast Guard, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after the ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

      South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after the ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • South Korean coast guard officers and rescue team members try to rescue passengers from the ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

      South Korean coast guard officers and rescue team members try to rescue passengers from the ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • South Korea rescue helicopters fly over to rescue passengers from passenger ship Sewol in the water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A government office says the South Korean ship carrying about 470 people have sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began tittering to one side.

      South Korea rescue helicopters fly over to rescue passengers from passenger ship Sewol in the water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A government office says the South Korean ship carrying about 470 people have sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began tittering to one side.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • In this image made from video from South Korean Coast Guard, a passenger of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast is rescued and hoisted onto a Coast Guard helicopter off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this image made from video from South Korean Coast Guard, a passenger of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast is rescued and hoisted onto a Coast Guard helicopter off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by the South Korean Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue passengers from a sinking ferry off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.

      In this photo released by the South Korean Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue passengers from a sinking ferry off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.
    Associated Press

  • Relatives wait for their missing loved ones at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.

      Relatives wait for their missing loved ones at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.
    Associated Press

  • Relatives wait for missing people at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, sunk off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said.

      Relatives wait for missing people at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, sunk off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said.
    Associated Press

  • Relatives hug each other as they wait for missing people at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, sunk off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said.

      Relatives hug each other as they wait for missing people at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, sunk off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said.
    Associated Press

  • A relative waits for their missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.

      A relative waits for their missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hourslong rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.
    Associated Press

  • In this image made from video from South Korean Coast Guard shot from a helicopter, a rescue worker, right in black wet suit, helps people climb onto a side of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

      In this image made from video from South Korean Coast Guard shot from a helicopter, a rescue worker, right in black wet suit, helps people climb onto a side of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.
    Associated Press

 

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